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How To Create A Sleek, Comfortable, and Calming Home

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We all want our kids to grow up in a welcoming, warm and loving home. We spend years trying to make it a comfortable place for them to thrive and grow. At the same time, I want to find the balance between kid-friendly and super sophisticated. All too often my living room becomes cluttered with magazines, hand-held electronics, bottles of nail polish (#girlmom), and I'm always left wishing there were an easy solution. There are ways to make your home more relaxing and comfortable as well as a place the little ones will enjoy too. Inject a glimmer of luxury into your plush pad and you will soon be more content with your entire living space.

Fabulous Furniture
It's a good idea to invest in sturdy, long lasting and high quality furniture that isn’t going to break the bank. We bought a sectional sofa from a popular home store online about 14 years ago, and it still looks new. Spending the extra dollars on quality furniture will save you money in the long run. But if you are on a strict budget, you can save money on liberty furniture here, especially on bedroom furniture. There are a ton of styles to choose from, so choose the one that works for you. Remember storage space is fundamental, so try to find designs that are big enough to suit your family’s needs. A huge comfortable bed with drawers underneath would be the ideal solution to stuffing away that stray clutter in a hurry.

Hotel bedroom with bed, pictures on dark walls and window with curtains in daytime
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Chic Shades
Change up the color scheme of your home to make it ooze sophistication. Your children’s bedrooms can be decorated to match their personality so why can’t the rest of your home be to your taste? Whether you enjoy calm and neutral shades or blossoming bright tones, now it your chance to make your hallways, living room and everywhere else whatever color you love personally.

Tantalizing Touches
When you have children, your breakable vases and expensive ornaments are put on the back burner, because you don’t want to risk a clattering catastrophe. If possible, create a room that is for adults only. You can place all of the items in there that you don’t want the little ones to get their hands on. From delicate accessories to stunning mirrors, you won’t have to worry about anything breaking or getting ruined.


Magic Minimalism
We are living in a "KonMari" day and age. Less is more when it comes to creating a truly decadent home environment. Try to improve your storage solutions so that toys, shoes and other small bits are neatly tucked away. Riding yourself of the things that no longer bring you joy will go a long way to creating a space of calm and inner peace for you and your family. 

Having a chic and sleek abode doesn’t have to cost heaven and earth, nor does it have to become a hazard zone to children. Find that happy medium that allows your creativity to shine. You will soon have a safe environment for your children to play, as well as a relaxing haven for you to sip your morning coffee after a hectic school run.

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